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HeadStand


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Headstand Consulting

Available Services

  • Plugin Programming
  • Complex App Programming
  • Data Conversion
  • External Integrations
  • Long Term Projects
  • Pages CMS
  • IPS Legacy Upgrades

About My Services

I've been working in the computer industry for over 20 years, doing everything from Technical Writing, Project & Product Management, Web Development, and Programming. Over the years I have worked extensively with a variety of database platforms and on multiple Operating Systems. Despite the "Project Manager" title, I've always been hands-on, often taking on some of the more complex projects. In early 2010, I made the jump to full-fledged Developer, working in Java and C#.NET.

I got involved with IPB in 2007, when a friend of mine started his own site and was looking for a programmer. I taught myself PHP and IPB, and by early 2008 I started accepting requests for custom modifications. In May 2010, I quit my job and moved full-time into consulting, with the majority of my work being IPB-related.

All of my clients are long-term projects, some of them corporate. My clients look to me not only for development, but because I also have product management experience, I can often help them take a basic, not yet fully-formed idea and expand it into an actual application or project. I have worked with every IPS component available, as well as developed many custom applications.

Please note that:

  • I do not do any design work. Please do not contact me for theme design, I am not the right resource for that.
  • I am primarily interested in long-term, ongoing projects. I prefer to build a relationship with my clients, rather than delivering a single plugin and walking away.

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Brent R

  • 5
  

Esther is incredible. I'll say that.  We've been through two other developers this year who flaked out on us, gave us crappy products. Esther came in, and fixed everything and has been working on a very large project for us in incremental builds.  I was first daunted at the price - we aren't an income generating company or anything. But after speaking with her and witnessing the work, she is insanely fast and insanely efficient with the time she dedicates to the project, and we feel like her prices is incredible for the amazing work she provides. She is very communicative and keeps the entire project managed well and has open and easy communication to me.  Seriously - if you need a developer, she should be your first stop.  

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Kellen Deming

  • 5
  

Esther is a fabulous developer. She has been building some applications for me the last couple months and I have nothing but great things from her.

I highly recommend her. 

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imsandertjeee

  • 5
   2 of 2 members found this review helpful 2 / 2 members

Headstand did an amazing application for me with continues support.
Thanks ! 😄

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jaeitee

  • 5
   2 of 2 members found this review helpful 2 / 2 members

If your community is going to go the distance and like ours enter its third decade then it's critical you choose a developer that's there for the long term.  Esther has been updating and maintaining a plugin critical to the function of our community since 2015.  Having worked with Esther we don't need to be concerned that plugins developed by her for us aren't going to work between revisions, as she's incredibly quick to test and update. I am incredibly grateful for having started working with Esther years ago.

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Morrigan

  • 5
   4 of 4 members found this review helpful 4 / 4 members

As a person that was a garbage php coder to begin with and needing an upgrade to an old application I am glad I know Esther. First and foremost she doesn't make assumptions based on requests, she asks questions to be sure the functionality meets yours needs, she also makes sure that you get the product you want. Secondly, she is reasonable and patient.

Being a match for your dev is hard.

Having a dev that matches you is harder.

Esther is both for me.

She not only understood that I needed something specific but that I also was going to nitpick the templates to match. She didn't question my requests and changes and in the end I got exactly the thing I asked for, and more.

I look forward to continuing to collaborate with Esther. She is amazing, diligent and reasonable. If you want the same then I recommend collaborating with her.

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BMX Society

  • 5
   4 of 4 members found this review helpful 4 / 4 members

Esther is very adept.  She helped my site in a variety of ways including cleaning up amateurish work on old customization jobs and developing a custom visual database for my community focused on vintage collectibles. She is a master of the Invision platform in my opinion. 

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Nikolaus Schumacher

  • 5
   2 of 2 members found this review helpful 2 / 2 members

We hired Headstand Consulting for a custom booking app which should integrate within our IPS platform.

There is outstanding knowledge of the IPS suite and what impressed us even more was the process of gathering requirements for our custom app. Esther added helpful AND necessary suggestions to our feature requirements. For a customer who isn't skilled in neither IPS or programming and you don't know what's possible with the IPS suite this is very helpful. This reduces the risk of being left stranded with a sub-optimal functioning app by a huge amount. Thank you, we really appreciated this.

If we need anything added to our IPS suite Headstand Consulting is definitely our first choice!

 

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purepwnage1

  • 5
   6 of 6 members found this review helpful 6 / 6 members

Esther recently completed a large project for me and I couldn't be happier with both the end result and the overall experience. 

I had actually proposed my idea to 3 different developers, but she was the only one who took the time to not only fully understand the vision, but asked questions and offered suggestions for improvement. And that was maintained throughout the entire process. 

Whenever I had a question or concern, it was promptly answered. When the inevitable bug was found during testing, that was also quickly taken care of. She works on several projects at a time, but you feel like you're the only client.

The bottom line is this: Esther does amazing work. If you're in need of an IPS developer, you won't find a better choice!

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Bluedrake42

  • 5
   2 of 2 members found this review helpful 2 / 2 members

Headstand has been an incredibly reliable and capable developer for even our must complex and difficult needs. I could not recommend anyone higher =)

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Jυra

  • 5
   2 of 2 members found this review helpful 2 / 2 members

Really easy going and professional person way back when I used her service. Did good work and was inexpensive. Would by the person pizza.

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mbdoctor

  • 5
   4 of 4 members found this review helpful 4 / 4 members

AWESOME, work ethics.  Best $$$$$ my company ever spent.  Easy to work with, FAST, Reasonable in Pricing, Diligent, and Professional!.  The BEST part, she is one to stay in communication, while performing her tasks.
My partner and I thank the "Above" that we found such a talented Coder.

I keep telling her "Please don't Go Anywhere"!! :)

The BEST IPB Developer I have ever had the pleasure to work with! 
Thank YOU!

 

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JEFF MACK

  • 5
   4 of 4 members found this review helpful 4 / 4 members

Esther is a new hero of mine. Not only did she come through for me and produce a a plugin that my site needed desperately, she did it ahead of schedule. I expressed that I needed this fast and even though she is busy with other clients, she still found a way to make this happen for me.  There were a few very small adjustments needed once I tried installing on my forum and they were addressed at lightning speed. Great experience and a great developer!!!

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pilotguy

  • 5
   6 of 6 members found this review helpful 6 / 6 members

Esther answered my call when I needed a custom solution to the calendar for my site.  The first thing I noted was the quick response to my request.  She answered all of my questions in a very timely manner and throughout it all seemed to show true interest in what I was looking for.  The communication back and forth was second to none!  You ask a question and you get an answer very quickly.  It's quite the opposite for some developers here (some of which I'm still waiting for a reply from on the project she took on.)  She is simply dedicated to her work and will keep at it until you are satisfied that you have what you asked for.  I should add very patient as well.  I've made plenty of last minute changes to the project and where some would have complained she has patiently heard my requests and made them a reality! I would HIGHLY recommend Esther for any of your project needs.  This was my first experience in hiring someone to do a project for my site and after this experience, I won't consider anyone else for my future needs.  5 stars isn't enough!  Esther deserves double that with the option to add more stars!  Look no further than Headstand Consulting!!  

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Daniel Hammond

  • 5
   6 of 6 members found this review helpful 6 / 6 members

Esther developed a tracking database for my new community. Very pleased with the final product. Great communication throughout the process and very responsive to feedback and changes to get the database exactly how I wanted it. Highly recommend and will definitely use her again for future projects as my forum grows. Very happy.

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GreenSock

  • 4
   7 of 7 members found this review helpful 7 / 7 members

Esther is very knowledgeable about the IPS system, and she has been consistently doing work for us for quite some time (unlike some developers who are flaky and drop off the radar). If we need something changed or fixed, she'll figure it out. That "can-do" attitude is invaluable to us. 

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Robert Lunte

· Edited by Robert Lunte

  • 5
   12 of 12 members found this review helpful 12 / 12 members

I own and operate the world's largest online community for singers at www.TheModernVocalistWorld.com. After painstakingly migrating data over from another CMS system, it was time to begin monetizing. I chose to implement pay walls on certain "premium" forums, NEXUS and the downloads system. 

Not only has Esther been extremely detailed in here consultations and explaining what is going on every step of the way, but she also provides a summery or wrap-up of jobs when they are completed to make sure you know exactly what has been done. 

When ever I needed some questions asked, Esther has generally been right on the spot to answer for me. She doesn't leave you hanging. I really appreciate that on top of everything else. 

We are still working on my project into the next phase and Esther will be developing some custom UI for my Enterprise clients.

I am an individual that has dealt with developers for years to help me with my online assets because I have a LOT going on. I can honestly say there are about 2 or 3 people that have never let me down and do everything great and Esther is one of them. She is in fact, one of the top hired developers I have ever had the LUCK and fortune to work with. I GIVE A BIG RECOMMENDATION FOR ESTHER!!!

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Ryan Thomas

  • 5
   7 of 7 members found this review helpful 7 / 7 members

Esther does incredible work and her mods are some of the most popular within the IP community!  She is very easy to work with and very easy to get in contact with as well.  Highly recommended!

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BariatricPal

  • 5
   17 of 17 members found this review helpful 17 / 17 members

We've been working with Esther since 2011.  She's hands down the best IPB dev we've ever worked with. I've worked with hundreds of developers over the years on hundreds of projects.  She gets the job done professionally and in a timely fashion, yet she's still very reasonably priced.  

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